Current position analysis PepsiCo, Inc., the parent company of Frito-Lay snack foods and Pepsi beverages, had the following current assets and current liabilities at the end of two recent years: Current Year (in millions) Previous Year (in millions) Cash and cash equivalents $6,297$4,067 Short-term investments, at cost 322 358 Accounts and notes receivable, net 7,041 6,912 Inventories 3,581 3,827 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,479 2,277 Short-term obligations 4,815 6,205 Accounts payable 12,274 11,949 a. Determine the (1) current ratio and (2) quick ratio for both years. Round to one decimal place. b. What Conclusions can you draw from these data about PepsiCo’s liquidity?

Accounting

27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337272094

Accounting

27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337272094

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Chapter 17, Problem 17.7EX
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Current position analysisPepsiCo, Inc., the parent company of Frito-Lay snack foods and Pepsi beverages, had the following current assets and current liabilities at the end of two recent years:   Current Year (in millions) Previous Year (in millions) Cash and cash equivalents $6,297$4,067 Short-term investments, at cost 322 358 Accounts and notes receivable, net 7,041 6,912 Inventories 3,581 3,827 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,479 2,277 Short-term obligations 4,815 6,205 Accounts payable 12,274 11,949 a. Determine the (1) current ratio and (2) quick ratio for both years. Round to one decimal place.b. What Conclusions can you draw from these data about PepsiCo’s liquidity?

Expert Solution

a.

To determine

Financial Ratios: Financial ratios are the metrics used to evaluate the capabilities, profitability, and overall performance of a company.

To compute: Current and acid-test ratio for current year and previous year.

Given info: Items of current asset and current liabilities.

Explanation of Solution

Current ratio is used to determine the relationship between current assets and current liabilities. The ideal current ratio is 2:1.  Current assets include cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, net, accounts and notes receivables, net, inventories, and prepaid expenses and other current assets. Current liabilities include short-term obligations and accounts payable...

Expert Solution

b.

To determine

To provide: Conclusion towards company’s ratios

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